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The effects of fixed-time escape on inappropriate and appropriate classroom behavior.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • R. D. Waller
  • Thomas S. Higbee, Utah State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Abstract
Few studies have explored the effects of fixed-time (FT) reinforcement on escape-maintained behavior of students in a classroom setting. We measured the effects of an FT schedule on the disruptive and appropriate academic behaviors of 2 junior high students in a public school setting. Results demonstrated that FT escape from tasks resulted in a substantial decrease in disruptive behavior and an increase in time engaged in tasks for both participants.
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Citation Information
Waller, R.D. & Higbee, T.S. (2010). The effects of function-based fixed-time reinforcement on inappropriate and appropriate classroom behavior of students with mild cognitive disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 149-153.